Agency Assisted Private Adoption Fee Schedule

To learn more about the Fee Schedule (below), please view the video from Steffany Aye:

Adoption & Beyond, Inc. (Agency) offers Agency Assisted Private Adoption Services to Hopeful Adoptive Parent(s) (AP) who wish to or who have located their own Expecting Birth Parent(s) (BP) and want to utilize the professional adoption services of an Agency.  This gives you the comfort, security and support of a licensed agency and its professionals.

Type of Fee
Amount
Fee Due Date

Private Adoption Outreach Guidance

Type of Fee

AP is primarily seeking to self-match to find their own private adoption situation, but want the guidance and support of an Agency. 

The Private Adoption Outreach Guidance fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency: 

  • Guidance on adoption outreach resources (exp. on-line courses to take, and essential guide book to buy) 
  • Guidance on who to have create your adoption profile, outreach materials and video
  • Personalized review and feedback on adoption profile
  • Guidance on where to post your on-line profile 
  • Guidance on who can design and host your adoption website 
  • Assistance with screening BP
  • Agency will share professional evaluation of the situation so you can determine if this is the right adoption opportunity your family
  • Agency assists AP in developing their own unique relationship with BP while making plans for the child’s future
  • Assistance with gathering (self-reported) Social and Medical Background materials to BP
  • Resource list of adoption attorneys for AP and BP once an adoption opportunity is identified
  • Assistance with connecting the BP with lifelong post-adoption care and support
  • AP will receive support through the entire adoption process, from the moment you enter the program, to a BP being identified, through your placement and finalization of your adoption
  • Monthly newsletter update
  • On-line support network
  • Telephone and email support
Application for Services
Amount
$2,000
Fee Due Date

Once AP decides they want Agency’s guidance private adoption outreach

Private Adoption Initial Meeting with KS or MO Expecting Birth Mother

Type of Fee
If the BP is located in Kansas or Missouri Agency can provide agency assisted private adoption services. 

The initial meeting with BP fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:
 

  • Educating about the adoption process for a Private Adoption
  • Evaluating purpose for creating an adoption plan and assessing any potential concerns 
  • Compiling BP’s (self-reported) Social and Medical Background and sending Social and Medical Background materials to Alleged Father (if able)
  • Providing hospital plan paperwork
  • Core mission costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, postage, etc.)

 

Application for Services
Amount
$1,000
Fee Due Date
Prior to meeting with BP (paid by AP)

Private Adoption Support and Education Services with KS or MO Expecting Birth Mother

Type of Fee
If BP lives in Kansas or Missouri the Private Adoption Support and Education Services fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:
 

  • Providing preparation for adoption throughout the adoption process, including but not limited to pre-adoption education, guidance, and emotional support 
  • Expenses for in-person meetings with BP (travel, mileage, meals, snacks and/or beverages)
  • Collaboration with AP and BP’s attorneys
  • Communicating with other professionals involved in the adoption process
  • Assist BP in creating hospital plan and sharing plan with AP, BP’s attorney and hospital social worker 
  • Emotional support to BP and AP at the hospital
Application for Services
Amount
$5,000
Fee Due Date
Once AP and/or BP decide they want the Agency’s assistance with their private adoption process

Miscellaneous Adoption Expenses with KS or MO Expecting Birth Mother

Travel Expenses
Type of Fee

Travel up to 60 miles Round Trip (RT) is included in the fees paid for Private Adoption Services. A travel fee is charged for reimbursement to case workers for services provided further than 60 miles (RT) from Agency’s office or closest regional case worker. If an overnight stay is required, there will be an additional Hotel/Meal expense fee of $200 to cover the cost.

Application for Services
Amount

$2/
per mile

Fee Due Date
Prior to meeting with BP or upon billing (paid by AP)

Post-Placement Reports

Type of Fee
The number of required reports depends upon where the adoptive placement occurs. Generally MO requires three (3) and KS requires one (1). Post-placement report fees include one or more of the following services provided by Agency:
 

  • One visit
  • Preparation and writing of report
  • Communication during supervision period
  • Coordination with all adoption professionals
  • Core mission costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, standard postage, etc.)
Application for Services
Amount

$400/
per report

Fee Due Date

The day the Birth Mother consents or relinquishes custody of her child for placement.

Court Hearings
Type of Fee
If AP’s adoption occurs in MO, courts usually require Agency to attend BP’s and AP’s court hearing(s). Fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:
 

  • Present at court hearing via in person or via teleconference 
  • Reviewing post-placement reports from out- of-state agency 
  • Writing court report (if applicable)
  • Coordination with all adoption professionals 
  • Preparing court documents needed from agency
Application for Services
Amount

$400/
each hearing
(Generally MO requires two (2) and KS requires one (1))

Fee Due Date
Pre-payment of all court hearings due prior to Temporary Custody Court Hearing
Interstate Compact Paperwork
Type of Fee
When an adoption occurs across state lines, paperwork must be prepared and submitted to both states before the child can legally cross state lines. ICPC fee includes one or more of the following services provided by Agency:
 

  • Preparing and compiling the necessary paperwork needed for both states
  • Core mission costs (scanning, copying, phone calls, express postage, etc.)

 

Application for Services
Amount
$600
Fee Due Date
Prior to paperwork being initiated

If you’d like more information on the other fee schedules, please click below to go back to the selection page.

Interested in learning more about The Ultimate Guide to Adopting a Child?  Check out our entire guide here.

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